buffalo berry

noun

Definition of buffalo berry

: either of two North American shrubs (Shepherdia argentea and S. canadensis) of the oleaster family with silvery foliage also : their edible scarlet berry

First Known Use of buffalo berry

1805, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about buffalo berry

Time Traveler for buffalo berry

Time Traveler

The first known use of buffalo berry was in 1805

See more words from the same year

Statistics for buffalo berry

Cite this Entry

“Buffalo berry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buffalo%20berry. Accessed 5 May. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on buffalo berry

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about buffalo berry

Comments on buffalo berry

What made you want to look up buffalo berry? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Star Wars Words Quiz

  • cu jedi training
  • The bounty portion of bounty hunters (such as Boba Fett) comes from a Latin word meaning
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!